Bill Drew makes the switch. Have you?
April 26, 2007
Bloglines, Google Reader
Actually, I gave Google Reader another shot today, and I’m still not seeing how it’s superior to Bloglines.
Josh -I’m with you. I’m on day 7 of using Google Reader and I’m not happy – I miss some of the simpler functions like seeing how many posts I have to read instead of 100+ … it’s always 100+ if you subscribe to as many blogs as me – I want to see the real number. I don’t like that I can’t resize the bar on the left to see the entire title of the blog. Lastly, I can’t share my entire subscription list – what’s social about that??
I like the interface feel better – it’s cleaner – I like that I can’t accidentally click on a folder and mark everything read.
But for me the cons are outweighing the pros.
Nicole and Josh: Good points. Thanks. I don’t think readers were meant to be social. For me, it’s an individual, personal thing. Google Reader does have the share posts option though.
I did find that – and have shared all of my tags – so that people can at least see some things.
When I first started keeping up with feeds I went around to others I respected and looked at what they were reading. My assistant at work just took my Bloglines OPML and imported it to her account and is weeding through my feeds to find the ones she likes.
I always suggest this option to people just starting out – so I was a bit annoyed when I couldn’t share with Google Reader like I could with Bloglines I’ll stick with Google for a bit longer – who knows, maybe some upgrades are due to come soon.
Steve, you got me using RSS after the CiL presentation. However, I don’t “get” Google Reader yet. I’m in Outlook all day. I use OWA when outside the office. I just use it as my RSS reader. *ducks*
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